The Pyramids of Giza
postmarked in 1955 with two Egypt stamps
the sender writes:
Perhaps tomorrow I might be riding one of these camels. We have a lovely group. So far I am alone in my bedroom. At this hotel I have 2 twin beds and have been kidded lots by the gang. Will have a room mate in Jerusalem. We are having a grand time. I have cast off all my cares, know my Saviour will work things out.
Love my honey,
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The pyramids of Giza are truly a marvel of architecture. The three largest pyramids located in the valley consist of the Great Pyramid of Khufu, the Pyramid of Kafhre and the Pyramid of Menkaura. Each Pyramid is a tomb dedicated to a different king of Egypt.
All three pyramids were built during the Third and Fourth Dynasty; these structures resulted from a monumental effort by the king (and his sons). The Pyramid of Khufu has a base which covers roughly a nine acre area (approximately 392,040 square feet). The Pyramid of Menkaura, unlike the other pyramids, has granite covering one tier of its base. The Pyramid of Khafre had a two-tiered base encased in granite.